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Old 18 February 2010, 22:29   #1
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Question best helicopter flight sim' game?

Just wondered if there's any other ones besides gunship 2000. not that gunship is bad - but there's gotta be slightly better ones. ?
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Old 18 February 2010, 22:37   #2
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No, GS2000 is the best.
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Old 18 February 2010, 22:38   #3
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Old 18 February 2010, 22:40   #4
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Maybe this thread will prove useful...?
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Old 18 February 2010, 22:56   #5
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Gunship 2000 is one of the best though esp on CD32, try Coala as thats a pretty decent game, other than the ones mentioned above thats pretty it as far as Helicopter sims go...
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Old 18 February 2010, 23:18   #6
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I was going say Coala but Amigajay beat me to it lol
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Old 18 February 2010, 23:19   #7
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GS2000 seems as deadly slow on my 060 as it was on my 020...

Am I mistaken? Or is the chipset / chip RAM the bottleneck?


btw

Graham Humphrey and I reckon Seek and Destroy is the best flight sim of all
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Old 19 February 2010, 03:17   #8
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Are you playing the OCS or CD32 version? Perhaps one runs better than the other.

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Old 19 February 2010, 05:02   #9
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I quite liked Zeewolf 2 (or CU Amiga's demo version, anyway).
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Old 19 February 2010, 09:46   #10
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Although I love Seek and Destroy and both Zeewolves, I don't think they are helicopter simulations.
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Old 19 February 2010, 09:49   #11
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Definetly Tomahwak on a Spectrum emulator :

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infos...cgi?id=0005317

Hehe

But seriously... GS2000 and Thunderhawk were both great, the second being much more arcadey ofcourse.
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Old 19 February 2010, 10:32   #12
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I second Gunship 2000. Well, it's almost the only heli sim I played for more than 10 minutes, but that makes it special anyway
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Gunship 2000 hands down. Best flight sim ever.

EDIT:- and Thunder Hawk. I think Gunship for intense simulation and Thunder hawk for arcade type action.

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Old 22 February 2010, 09:41   #14
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Apocalypse - damn hard but very nice to play. OK, it ain't a 'sim'
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Apocalypse - damn hard but very nice to play. OK, it ain't a 'sim'
Thats more like a choplifter (arcade) type game.
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GS2000 seems as deadly slow on my 060 as it was on my 020...

Am I mistaken? Or is the chipset / chip RAM the bottleneck?


I found Gunship very playable with on a 1200 certainly 030 upwards. It might be one of those games that benefit from using something like Fastexec to copy the exec library into fast ram (I think that's what it does) which was certainly the case with Star Crusader on an 060 (along with Girv's groovy patch. But I didn't think there was a need for this on GS2000. Now, Tornado AGA or Shuttle, there we could use an improved framerate.
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Are you playing the OCS or CD32 version? Perhaps one runs better than the other.
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I found Gunship very playable with on a 1200 certainly 030 upwards. It might be one of those games that benefit from using something like Fastexec to copy the exec library into fast ram (I think that's what it does) which was certainly the case with Star Crusader on an 060 (along with Girv's groovy patch. But I didn't think there was a need for this on GS2000. Now, Tornado AGA or Shuttle, there we could use an improved framerate.
I have found that the CD32 version is the most stable and also the one that I found slow.
The AGA version always dumps me out after flicking the red switch to enter cockpit. Today though, I have discovered that if I choose restart from the WHDLoad dump message then the game starts ok. This AGA version is at least 3 times faster than the CD32 version.

Now, I want to know why the AGA dumps me out on the first attempt.


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I have found that the CD32 version is the most stable and also the one that I found slow.
The AGA version always dumps me out after flicking the red switch to enter cockpit. Today though, I have discovered that if I choose restart from the WHDLoad dump message then the game starts ok. This AGA version is at least 3 times faster than the CD32 version.

Now, I want to know why the AGA dumps me out on the first attempt.

Am I missing something here??

I found Gunship 2000 on my 1MB A500 / A590 very stable and playable. I enjoyed every second of playing it.
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I always preferred Thunderhawk.
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Am I missing something here??

I found Gunship 2000 on my 1MB A500 / A590 very stable and playable. I enjoyed every second of playing it.
Hi FOL, yes you are missing the AGA chipset and my A1200T that is likely a lil bit more complex 'n' flaky than your stone age A500
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